Unemployment declined to 7.6 percent in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Total unemployment, including marginally attached workers, declined to 13.8 percent.
With a 16.2 percent unemployment rate, young Americans are bearing the brunt of the slow recovery. But there are steps they can take to improve their chances of getting hired.
Immigration reform is part of organized labor's long-term strategy, Reich writes.
The economy should continue to add jobs despite the sequester. The jobs report shows the housing recovery bolstering employment. Homeowner optimism is likely to improve, too.
Marissa Mayer has raised eyebrows in Silicon Valley by issuing a ban on working from home at Yahoo! It's not the only digital company discouraging telecommuting, despite its energy savings.
Friday's jobs report shows that the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 7.9 percent.